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The business of buying and selling art can seem too complex for novice collectors. Art advisor Laura Raiffe of Art Market Liason breaks down the basics and explains how buying and networking locally can be an advantage for building meaning and wealth in your collection.

Wanna learn more about the global art market? Get your tickets to join AML and Commissioner on November 7 at a screening of the documentary, “The Price of Everything.”

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CIC Miami (where your very own New Tropic has its offices!) will celebrate its second anniversary later this month, so we’re exploring some of the ways they’re helping to make Miami more awesome.

CIC Miami is located in what’s called an “opportunity zone” — an area of Miami that is  economically distressed, where businesses may be eligible for tax incentives to strengthen the economy and create jobs. That means CIC Miami’s clients, investors, and neighbors may also be eligible for tax incentives, so CIC’s helping to spread the word.

Opportunity zones are often viewed as avenues for real estate projects, but they can be so much more — tools for holistic and inclusive community development and wealth creation for the whole neighborhood. That’s why CIC has held conversations with stakeholders across the community to advocate for how opportunity zones can support entrepreneurs and create — you guessed it — new opportunities for locals.

Want to learn more about how to get involved? We took a deeper dive into opportunity zones on our site. And CIC’s anniversary party will have activations on community projects like these across the city. Come celebrate!

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Camp vibes. Ever wanted to spend a night on a sailboat in Key West? Or pitch a tent on a goat farm? Travel app Hipcamp is now available in Florida, featuring hundreds of Sunshine State destinations that help campers get off the grid and reconnect with nature. The site is also a draw for landowners who want to make some extra cash off their property. (Miami Herald)

Are polls pointless? Half of Floridians don’t have a landline, making it more difficult for pollsters to track down willing participants. And that shift, along with last-minute surges like the one Andrew Gillum experienced in the August primary, has led many people to question the reliability and usefulness of political polling. Recent polling shows Gillum with a narrow lead over Ron DeSantis in the governor’s race. Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate race appears to be a dead heat. (Sun Sentinel)

Fake news in Florida. As sites like Facebook and Twitter work to combat the spread of misinformation on their platforms, there are dozens of sites that spread conspiracy theories and misleading articles – and many were based right here in Florida. In general the sites’ ownership is unclear but about 25 sites with names like Liberty Planet and Conservative Zone are all  linked to a Tampa-based hosting company called Hivelocity. (McClatchy DC)

A memorial for marine life. A community on the Gulf Coast will pay tribute to the sea creatures that fell victim to the massive red tide spread this summer in a Día de Los Muertos celebration. The village of Bradenton will unveil a community shrine to honor the manatees, dolphins, and fish that were killed, and to draw attention to how the outbreak affected local businesses and residents. (Bradenton Herald)

Thanks, Obama? The political shakeup in North Miami Beach continues with the circulation of election fliers claiming that former President Barack Obama endorsed five candidates in the city commission and mayor’s race. The handbills do include two statewide candidates that Obama actually supported —  Andrew Gillum and U.S. Sen Bill Nelson — but as far as we know No. 44 has yet to weigh in on any local races. (Miami New Times)

Things to do

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🎉 Party for Preservation at the Ball & Chain Join Dade Heritage Trust at the World Famous Ball and Chain on Calle Ocho for the best mojitos, muy munchies and music in the Pineapple Stage!


🧘Through Sunday, Nov. 11: Check out the Cushion Crawl challenge (it’s like a Pub Crawl, but for 21 days of Mindfulness) (Multiple Locations)

🗳️ Today: Join the voting celebration, it’s a matter of life or muerte (Downtown)

🌱Wednesday, Nov. 7 – 11: Eat, drink, and live well at the Seed Food and Wine Festival. – Use code NEWTROPIC10 for 10% off tickets. (Multiple locations)

🎵Thursday, Nov. 8: Celebrate and empower women through music at Femme Fest (Wynwood)

🎻Friday, Nov. 9: Late night club meets orchestra at Pulse (Miami Beach)

🎉Friday, Nov. 9: The Yard is turning three and they’re celebrating with a folk and indie festival (Wynwood)

🍻Saturday, Nov. 10: Innovation meets brews at this beer festival (North Miami)

💃Saturday, Nov. 10: Celebrate 10 years of Guitars Over Guns with special performances, silent auctions, and special eats and drinks (Coral Gables)

💻Tuesday, Nov. 13: Join a discussion between LinkedIn Local and FIU and connect with the humans behind the online profiles and job titles. (Miami Beach)

💻 Wednesday, Nov. 14: Learn about the future of logistics at this tech summit (Overtown)

🎤Wednesday, Nov. 14: Head to Vizcaya for a night of poetry and enchantment (Coconut Grove)

🎉Friday, Nov. 16: Celebrate Venture City’s Miami Launch Party at their new Little Havana campus (Little Havana)

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🎶Catch Jessie Reyez at The Ground (Downtown)

💃Dine and dance under the stars on Giralda (Coral Gables)

🖼️Browse the ICA at First Fridays (Design District)

☠️Party at Bar Nancy for a Día de Los Muertos celebration (Little Havana)

🧟Watch the spooky classic “Beetlejuice” (Wynwood)

💀Celebrate the Day of the Dead with the Spam Allstars (North Beach)

🎸Jam with The Ordinary Boys at Gramps (Wynwood)


✊🏿Be heard at the Florida March for Black Women (Little Haiti)

🕺Jam to Afro-Cuban house music (Little Havana)

🗳️Party at an early voting event with DJ Khaled, Yoli Mayor, and more (West Little River)

🌱Watch local bands and support the Everglades (Miami Beach)

☑️Party your way to the polls (Little Haiti)

🐶March for a future where kids, pets, and pollinators can thrive (Miami Shores)

💃Dance the night away at the Miami Beach Salsa Fest (North Beach)

🕺Celebrate the two-year anniversary of Future Steps at 1306 (Downtown)

🌿Pick out your favorite plants at Mother Earth Miami’s plant sale (Little River)


🍴Clog your arteries at a day-long celebration of all things pork (Little Haiti)

🎶Catch the Civic Chorale of Greater Miami’s tribute to the “The B’s Knees” of classical music (Palmetto Bay)

🍩Grab brunch with El Bagel at 27 Restaurant (South Beach)

🗳️Jam at a family-friendly voting event at North Dade Regional Library (Miami Gardens)

🌸Check out a Japanese arts and culture festival (Watson Island)

🎻Hear an orchestra perform music from the “Final Fantasy” video game series (Downtown)


🎤Sing karaoke at Hotel Gaythering and support affordable housing programs (South Beach)

🏠Party and support historic preservation efforts at Ball & Chain (Little Havana)

🍺Learn about brews and play some Beer Jeopardy (Wynwood)


🍸Take it back to the Prohibition Era at this pop-up speakeasy (Cutler Bay)

☑️Party before hitting the voting booth on Election Day (Overtown and Homestead)

🔬Bring the kids to a sci-fi camp at the Frost Museum (Downtown)

Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag @thenewtropic on Instagram. See more upcoming events on our events page, and add your own events with a New Tropic membership.


But don’t forget that early voting wraps up this weekend. Head here for a list of polling places, and check out this map that reader Catalina Hidalgo put together if that collection of addresses is a little too wonky.

We’ll see ya on Monday.

– The New Tropic

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